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Wilson's Snipe  Gallinago delicata,Geotagged,United States,Wilson's snipe,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. What a beak! Posted 6 months ago
    1. It really is! Posted 6 months ago
  2. Cool find, Eric! Are they elusive/shy? Posted 6 months ago
    1. I think they normally are. This is my first experience with one so I wouldn’t consider myself to be an expert. Bear in mind that this individual was not as shy as I’d expect as it was found in NYC and birds here tend to be less fearful of people. This one was quite cooperative for the photo. Posted 6 months ago
      1. Cool. Completely off-topic but dutch people of a particular age have a fond association with snipes:

        It's basically our 100$ bill before we moved to the euro. All our money was beautiful like this. It also was money that had actual value, but ah well, I digress.
        Posted 6 months ago
        1. That is quite the bill! I think having different species on currency all around the world might help draw attention to conservation issues. South Africa's bills are some of my favorites. Posted 6 months ago
          1. Beautiful. So beautiful that I would refuse to spend it :) Posted 6 months ago

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Wilson's snipe is a small, stocky shorebird. This species was considered to be a subspecies of the common snipe until 2003 when it was given its own species status, though not all authorities recognized this immediately. Wilson's snipe differs from the latter species in having a narrower white trailing edge to the wings, and eight pairs of tail feathers instead of the typical seven of the common snipe.

Similar species: Shorebirds And Allies
Species identified by Eric_S
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Uploaded Jan 23, 2022. Captured Jan 21, 2022 14:19 in 220-10 46th Ave, Queens, NY 11361, USA.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/5.6
  • 1/160s
  • ISO800
  • 500mm